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Thick Running Socks

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 13:59
My local TK Maxx had Thorlo Experias for ??5.99 this weekend, even tho I've tried them and don't like them I was still tempted as they're usually so expensive

Separation of stomach muscles

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:28
What's the rush? Pregnancy and childbirth are just about the biggest things your body will ever go through. You need to give it time to recover, a month might seem like a long time now but it's nothing really.

Strength/Core Exercises

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 15:54
+1 for the Sam Murphy book.

When I saw my gp last week about neck/shoulder pain (not running related) he said it wasn't worth referring me for physio as it would take at least three months and it would probably have resolved itself by then, and to go private if I had insurance. I don't and can't afford private so that's that

I rely on YouTube and Pinterest etc just find a routine that you like and are comfortable with. It's not rocket science.

Runthrough Richmond Park Half Marathon (June)

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 18:39
Yep I have a couple of Wombles (one with a pumpkin from the October half - aww) and a mini tennis racquet, the two lap Wimbledon races are great but I wouldn't fancy the Richmond pk one, the parkrun route is part path, part grass and part Tamsin trail and about 2k of it is uphill and if I had to do that 4 times I'd lose the will to live! (As a single lap parkrun it is fab tho)

Runthrough Richmond Park Half Marathon (June)

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 17:31
I haven't done it but seem to remember it's basically 4 laps of the parkrun route. Lovely deer medal last year in line with the fab Womble medals for the Wimbledon HMs. Agree Runthrough are great events and have the best medals

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 22:11
Dear sports bra manufacturers why do you make sports bras in such godawful colours?? Any chance of a nice natural beige or cream that won't show through thin, lightweight running tops?

Stress fracture???

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 19:59
I haven't got much natural padding on my feet and am always faffing with my laces, if I get it wrong and they're too tight my feet will feel quite sore and bruised even after a parkrun, if you ran a marathon with too tight laces you'll most likely have bruised the area quite badly so may take a while to settle down. Massage sounds like a bad idea ...

Thick Running Socks

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 19:33
I have thin boney feet and prefer a bit of padding in my socks, I like Balega (lush) and Karrimor (cheap and cheerful as well as comfy), Thorlo are too thick for me so you might like them.

53 year old newbie

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 19:22
No of course you're not too old. I'm 51 and started running in my forties.

All I would add is - have some shorter term goals. Everyone wants to run a marathon as soon as they start running but it's a massive undertaking for most people. Have you got a local parkrun? Follow a couch to 5k plan with a view to doing your first 5k parkrun (google it) in say 8 weeks or so. It feels like a real milestone when you get to running 5k/30 minutes non stop when you first start out.

Build slowly from there, 10ks maybe or up to half marathon. If you get into London go for it, if not make a 10k or half your goal, maybe a big flashy race which will be fun to be part of. Make running part of your life, if you set the bar too high you simply won't keep it up.

Most of all stop smoking.

Major league breathing problems or not????

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 18:11
I have no medical training whatsoever but there seems to be nothing particularly wrong physically however I am struck by the fact that you have been on anti depressants for c.25 years? Really? Is that for depression and is that how you manage it? (Sorry for the stupid question but I take venlafaxine myself v low dose (20mg) to manage side effects of another drug)
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